Summer on the Lakes, in 1843

About the Author: Margaret Fuller

Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, commonly known as Margaret Fuller, May 23, 1810 July 19, 1850 was a journalist, critic and women s rights activist associated with the American transcendental movement She was the first full time female book reviewer in journalism Her book Woman in the Nineteenth Century is considered the first major feminist work in the United States.Born Sarah Margaret Fu

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Summer on the Lakes, in 1843
  • Margaret Fuller
  • English
  • 11 February 2017
  • 9780252061646

Summer on the Lakes, in 1843In Margaret Fuller, Already A Well Established Figure In The Transcendental Circle Of Emerson And Thoreau, Traveled By Train, Steamboat, Carriage, And On Foot To Make A Roughly Circular Tour Of The Great Lakes Summer On The Lakes, In Was Margaret Fuller S First Original Book Length Work, The Product Of Her Journey Through What Was Then Considered The Far Western Frontier In Mid Nineteenth Century America The Book Is, At Least In Part, An Intensely Personal Account Of Fuller S Own Inner Life During The Summer Of She Shared With The Transcendentalists The Belief That Internal Travel What Emerson Called Travel Within The Mind Was The Most Significant Kind Of Journey Her Travel Away From New England To Visit Such Places As Niagara Falls, Mackinac Island, And Rock River, Illinois, Is Symbolic Of A Larger Journey That Fuller Was Making In Her Mind Her Departure From Emersonian Idealism And Her Subsequent Revision Of Transcendentalism The Result Is A Particularly Rich Form Of Autobiography Summer On The Lakes, In Occupies A Pivotal Position In Margaret Fuller S Development As A Writer, A Transcendentalist, And A Feminist This Portfolio Of Sketches, Poems, Stories, Anecdotes, Dialogues, Reflections, And Accounts Of A Leisurely Journey To The Great Lakes Is, At Once, An External And An Internal Travelogue Drawing On Historical Sources, Contemporary Travel Books, And Her Own Firsthand Experience Of Life In Prairie Land, Fuller Used The Opportunity Of Visiting The Frontier To Meditate On The State Of Her Own Life And Of Life In America Both As They Were And As She Hoped They Might Become From The Introduction Fuller Gets Directly To The Essential Spirit Of The New Land Babette Inglehart, Chicago State University

10 thoughts on “Summer on the Lakes, in 1843

  1. James says:

    Book Review Fuller s biographical information was very interesting I was surprised that she had gotten pregnant before marriage and married a man than ten years her junior, given this was written in 1843 I didn t think that happened too often during those times I think it blurred my interpretation of her work, especially because she speaks so much about women s issues and equality I found the letter she wrote to be interesting as it was about what speeches she would make in the upcoming seasons, etc It really wasn t literature to me I thought it of old stationary found in someone s attic that the editor of the anthology felt necessary to include possible because of style or as a breather from the long prose sections we read Nevertheless, that wasn t the focus of our reading Women in the 19th Century was This piece by Fuller is suppose to be arguing the equality of men vs women issues and why if men treat the Indians and Blacks better than before, do they treat women even worse than that My first opinion of the work is definitely going to be boredom or non interest because I am a firm believer in making all women and men equal Most of my favorite authors or poets happen to be women Nevertheless, I continued reading the selection from Fuller I tried reading through what she had to say, but it was very annoying at times and also somewhat obvious I am a staunch supporter of equal rights for every human on this planet regardless of sex, religion, raced, creed, etc However, I don t think it is necessary to put blame on someone and try to accomplish goals that way Fuller basically says that all men think they have the qualities of energy, power, and intellect while women have beauty, harmony, and love She does say that not all people think this, etc., but I still disagree with her Every human being has their own level of energy We are all beautiful creatures There is not just physical beauty, there is emotional, inner, etc We all learn to make harmony within ourselves and we work together to make harmony throughout our culture Power is something you work for Men have the same amount of compassion as women It hurts just as much, though we are conditioned to keep the hurt within us I may be venting and going off the deep end, but Fuller seems to put much of the blame on men I do need to take into account that this was written a century ago, and back then, it was partially true, so it isn t as reliable any in our times though However, to read this makes the problem worse I believe It shouldn t fight for just one cause, rather show how all people are suppose to be equal and point out errors in those ways What I really think is that Fuller was so deeply concerned about women s rights that she skipped over the ill treatment of all people in general She has every right too though Women were treated horribly back then, but so were men at times If you weren t a macho man, you were considered to not be equal either Fuller is a good writer however, her conviction comes through in an antagonistic way when it could have been displayed tastefully I believe that she could have shown the problems and ways to correct rather than attack others who treated women wrong in those times Her words are somewhat inspirational and definitely well worth reading, but as for me, I felt it was a lecture than a conversation which is what literature should be I didn t think this was literature in the sense that it was entertaining It chided me than pleased me About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Colacaracola says:

    Margaret Fuller me ense a c mo ver con ojos y opiniones propias, buscando juzgar sin prejuicios seg n su propia escala de valores Describe, m s que los paisajes, sus sensaciones y sentimientos al contemplar esas tierras todav a salvajes del oeste americano Su testimonio de su trato con los indios me result muy valioso y me pareci de una sensibilidad absoluta Un libro muy recomendable.

  3. Nanette says:

    Interesting amalgamation of voices and texts Fuller is certainly a lit critic here as she disses and recommends various books on the subject of Native Americans I love her feminine gaze and the invitational rhetoric she practices Her environmental sensibilities were certainly on the vanguard of politics and, what a talented poet she is

  4. Nicole Aceto says:

    Fuller s insights on her travels are interesting, but she makes many digressions which are sometimes hard to follow.

  5. Humphrey says:

    An idiosyncratic text that is really like a retroactive commonplace book It contains elements of travel writing, feminist critique, a mini play, poetry, translation, Native legends, secondhand stories, and allegorical dialogue My favorite section is the opening reflection on Niagara.

  6. Kristi says:

    Fuller s Transcendentalist travelogue of her journey west to Niagara, the Great Lakes, Chicago, the lakeside communities of Illinois, and the Wisconsin territory is than an antebellum travel guide The book is an exercise in Transcendentalist self exploration Writing in a digressive sketchbook style, Fuller sought to capture her poetic impressions, which she believed would convey intuitive truth about her world Fuller s impression reveal much about her attitudes toward the Native Americans, her views on women, and her thoughts about the meaning of the west for America.

  7. Donna Winters says:

    This book includes than the author s journal of her summer on the lakes In it are some of her poems, essays, communications with friends, and writings of others I particularly enjoyed the description of her lake trip describing the Chicago area in 1843 when it was a small settlement She also visited Mackinac Island and told of the great Indian gathering there Her outlook on education, pioneering, and other topics is quite modern for her day, explaining why she faced such opposition to her views Overall, an engaging read.

  8. Stephanie Carpenter says:

    A discontinuous, digressive account of Fuller s travels on and around the Great Lakes in 1843 when Michigan and Wisconsin were the Western frontier Likely to appeal most to those who are interested in the Transcendentalists, early feminism, Midwest history, or Margaret Fuller herself That s me in a nutshell hence all those stars.

  9. Becky says:

    I ve read parts of this before, but this time I was bothered by her intellectual and class snobbishness How did I not notice it before Her critiques of the white settlers slovenly homes really bugged Still, her descriptions of the scenery are cool.

  10. Jessy says:

    This book is boring and dull There is no conceivable plot It is a travel journal than anything else, with a great care paid attention to the details of the prairies and trees and flowers but little to other people or anything of true substance.